Archive for July, 2008

Navajo Nation bootleggers targeted by feds

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Published July 31, 2008
BY FELECIA FONSECA
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Albuquerque, New Mexico (AP) A tribal officer walking around the two-bedroom home in Many Farms on the Navajo Nation spotted 12 boxes of malt liquor stacked in the closet. Around the corner in the living room, there were three empty boxes.

It’s illegal to sell or drink alcohol on the reservation, but tribal officials say that doesn’t stop bootleggers from setting up shop and selling alcohol at highly inflated prices to tribal members. (more…)

Bruning doubtful of racial bias in area legal system

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Published Wednesday July 23, 2008
BY GEORGE LEDBETTER, Editor
THE CHADRON RECORD (Chadron, Neb.)

Charges leveled by American Indian activist Russell Means of racial bias in the legal system in northwest Nebraska are without merit, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said last week.

In a July 15 interview at The Chadron Record office, Bruning said he doesn’t think local police, sheriff’s staff or prosecutors treat Native Americans differently than others, as Means has charged. (more…)